Like a campy horror flick (minus Samuel L. Jackson), this snake on a car gave the Fisher family of Memphis quite a scare. Apparently the slithery stowaway coiled itself around the car's engine overnight and emerged when the Fishers hit the highway, much to their surprise complete horror. Driver-of-the-Year award goes to Rachel Fisher, who was behind the wheel: The mom of three managed to keep her cool driving 65 mph with an angry serpent snapping on the other side of her SUV's windshield.
And did I mention the snake was a water moccasin, one of the deadliest snakes in North America??
I don't know about you, but it's distracting enough to me when my kids spot a spider in the car while I'm driving: Fun with multitasking! Drive car, get rid of spider, and comfort screaming kids all at the same time!
Though if the gleeful shrikes of "Snake-y! Snake-y!" are any indication, the Fisher kids (ages 3, 2, and 4 months) sounded more pumped about the predator than scared of him. Dad Tony, on the other hand, had clearly been traumatized by repeated viewings of Snakes on a Plane: "This kinda scares me, for real ... I don't know how we're going to deal with this! I want this thing to fall off!"
Eventually, that's exactly what happened -- the snake fell off the car and landed on the highway, where I'm guessing it didn't last very long.
I'm not sure what I would have done in Rachel's situation ... put on the windshield wipers? Screamed and pulled off the road? Attempted to speak parseltongue?
Hopefully I'll never have to find out!
What would you have done if a snake showed up on your car's windshield while you were driving?
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